[Sponsored Article] Look no further than this smart, inclusive, and hassle-free platform recently launched in Singapore that can empower you to manage your home efficiently with the right help and the right tools. Home is where the heart is, and having a well-rounded domestic helper to assist you to make yours feel even more like one, could be challenging under most circumstances, let alone in times of COVID-19. Meanwhile, helpers seek a desirable workplace they can call a “second home.” Helping to achieve this ideal ‘home’ scenario is Ministry of Helpers , a one-stop, game-changing, intuitive, and innovative digital platform that aims to build better and direct connections between employers and helpers through transparency and inclusivity. Both helpers and employers will find hundreds of profiles to choose from, with a search filter for preferences, shortlists for matches, and an interview system to speed up the process of making the right connections and informed decisions. With all these at your fingertips, you can focus on direct and transparent communications quickly and effectively, as well as manage the hiring process directly as an employer. This e-portal empowers employers and helpers to match, manage, and grow by extending its services to offer a full suite of features that include home and helper management services for employers and personal development opportunities for helpers. Manage your home easily and efficiently With homes now doubling as a working and even learning hub, Ministry of Helpers enables you to efficiently manage your homes, ensuring everything runs like clockwork. “We aim to be an integrated and inclusive one-stop platform that ensures everything necessary to make every home work efficiently is easily accessible to both the employer and helper. We believe this can create better connections that will lead to better homes,” says Dick van Motman , one of the founders of Ministry of Helpers. He further explains that what lies at the heart of the platform’s service perspective is understanding the delicate balance between being a “human business of business between humans.” Both employers and helpers would like and need to advance because relationships tend to blossom when both sides grow and are fulfilled. Home management features on the platform include a task scheduler that syncs with the calendar and can be used by both employer and helper, as well as financial services that help manage household expenditures digitally, salary payments, and low-cost remittances. In addition, Ministry of Helpers has, in partnership with StepUp, comprehensive training programmes with over 100 videos and quizzes for helpers (with certifications) to learn and hone skills that would be useful to them. Launching shortly is financial literacy training, a blog, and other services. Progress for all underpins everything Not only does Ministry of Helpers aim to do good, but the platform also wants to make a sustained impact. According to van Motman, the platform strives to foster progress and innovation as they believe it is the key to building better connections between employers and helpers. By tilting the power equation from a vertical to a horizontal one, it creates equal access, transparency, and trust. “We understand that this sector is not about placing a body, but by making sure we create matches that work every day and for the long term. That’s why our services extend beyond matching into managing and advancing both employers and helpers, be it training, communication, self-improvement services, and finances. Everything to make the connections work in every sense of the work,” adds van Motman. Moreover, this paradigm shift will hopefully remove bad practices and create better, long-lasting, productive, and mutually beneficial relationships for employers and helpers alike. Born out of necessity and responsibility For those who are not in the know, Ministry of Helpers is the brainchild of five Singapore-based founders with a broad background in finance, IT, marketing, and domestic helper services. The founders’ synergized expertise has given birth to this new business idea, with necessity and responsibility at its core. “Necessity as we were looking into ways to do the marketing of one of our insurance lines at Insurance Market SG (maid insurance) more effectively and efficiently. However, the more we looked into the sector, the more we were convinced that it needed a real overhaul. It seemed to have a lot of inefficiencies and opaqueness, leading to a lot of inequality and tragedies. What really struck us was the finding that close to 50 percent of helper/employer matches did not survive past one year. That's a lot of shattered expectations, emotions, and, of course, capital. Subsequently, we felt compelled to enter this sector more comprehensively with a proposition that does business and does good at the same time,” he adds. Get on board for a game-changing experience If you’re seeking an ideal Singapore-based helper, then Ministry of Helpers is just what you need. The fast and easy process strikes a balance between being intuitive and comprehensive. Create your free account today and start creating better connections for better homes. Additional features are available for a minimal fee. Register for free through the Ministry of Helpers website.